Faces of gyspies


The Sinti are a Romani people of Central Europe. They were traditionally itinerant, but today only a small percentage of the group remains unsettled. In earlier times, they frequently lived on the outskirts of communities. The Sinti of Central Europe are closely related to the group known as Manouche in France.

They speak the Sinti-Manouche variety of Romani, which exhibits strong German influence. Despite the increasing pressure of the neoliberal capitalistic system, they try to maintain their autonomy, traditional lifestyle and customs.

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